Pencil pot

By Ian Davenport at Davenport's Handmade in Leeds, GB

Winning Category

A pencil pot with mahogany lid and base. Base was placed in a plastic container then broken pencils placed on top then liquid resin poured on and then a mahogany blank placed on top.

when set a dovetail chucking point was turned into the base. The piece was then turned round and a chucking point was turned into the top. Then the top was parted with a parting tool and the inside of the pot was shaped with a spindle gouge. Then the out side was done and bothe were finished with beeswax. 

The lid was then fitted in the lathe. And turned to shape and finished with beeswax.  

Products Used

  • Pencils
  • Resin
  • Mahogany